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True Source Honey considers manufacturer-specific verification system

True Source Honey considers manufacturer-specific verification system

By Maggie Hennessy

True Source Honey, formed by a group of US honey companies to prevent illegally sourced honey from entering the US market, has focused its efforts over the past five years primarily on retailers, because they sell direct to consumers. But as consumer...

Acrylamide, a potential carcinogen, is found in 40 percent of the calories consumed in the average American diet, according to the Grocery Manufacturers Association.

FDA issues 'softly worded' draft guidance on acrylamide

By Maggie Hennessy

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a draft guidance for the food industry to help growers, manufacturers and operators work toward reducing levels of acrylamide in certain foods.

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'NOW WE CAN FOCUS ON SNACKS': MONDELEZ INTERNATIONAL

Starbucks wakes up, smells coffee, pays Mondelez megabucks...

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Starbucks has been rocked by news it must pay Kraft a whopping $2.23bn in damages after ending its supply arrangement with the FMCG giant in 2010, but insists it has adequate liquidity to foot the bill.

Monster is driving growth in the energy drinks category, says CEO, with new launches exceeding expectations

Monster is driving growth in the energy drinks category, says CEO, with new launches exceeding expectations

By Elaine WATSON

Monster continues to outperform rivals in the energy drink sector; while recent launches Muscle Monster energy shakes, zero calorie Monster Ultra Blue, and the latest variant of 10-calorie line Monster Rehab (tea + pink lemonade + energy), have “exceeded...

Bai poised to become a national brand

Bai poised to become a national brand

By Maggie Hennessy

On the heels of Bai Brands' Midwest rollout of its caffeinated functional beverage line (to cap off a year of 400% growth) the New Jersey-based company is eyeing nationwide distribution to 12,000 retail outlets within the next 12 months.

Global non-GMO market could reach $800bn by 2017; demand not unanimous

Global non-GMO market could reach $800bn by 2017; demand not unanimous

By Maggie Hennessy

The global market for non-GMO food and beverage products shows great promise in the coming years, but its success is far from guaranteed, as global consumer support for mandatory GMO labeling is mixed, and there is little indication of a surge toward...

In Zone Brands, which has experienced double-digit growth over the past four years, expects the re-branding of its juice products in 2014 to jumpstart “upper double-digit growth” on the heels of positive response from retailers

In Zone rebrands with eye on leading healthy kids’ juice category

By Maggie Hennessy

The best way to stand out in the highly fragmented, albeit growing, kids’ beverage market is to establish clear branding and messaging, a mantra that led Atlanta-based healthy children’s beverage maker In Zone Brands to rebrand its TummyTickler Tots,...

Nestlé pledges to speed salt reduction

Nestlé pledges to speed salt reduction

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Nestlé has said it plans to accelerate its salt reduction strategy to meet World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines on salt consumption by 2025.

Ingredion supplies a wide range of food ingredients including starches, texturizing ingredients, and sweeteners.

Headwinds south of the border depress Ingredion earnings

By Hank Schultz

Food ingredient giant Ingredion reported a steep drop in year-over-year earnings in the third quarter of 2013, mostly from problems in South American markets.  In addition, the company foresees a complicated impact from a newly-passed tax in Mexico on...

Making Dairy Scary! US dairy gets into the Halloween spirit

Making Dairy Scary! US dairy gets into the Halloween spirit

By Mark ASTLEY

The US dairy industry is making efforts to do what for years the confectionery and bakery sectors have been doing - getting into the Halloween spirit (or ghost if you prefer). Here's a selection of the best attempts by US processors to make their...

“We’re still capped on what channels we can go into and have an effect,

Big Interview: Matt McLean, CEO of Uncle Matt's Organic

Uncle Matt's Organic outpaces competition in organic juice 'war of attrition'

By Maggie Hennessy

From one pulp-free organic orange juice SKU in a regional Florida grocery store chain in 1999, Uncle Matt’s Organic is the oldest US organic juice company with 11 organic juice products and national distribution in such chains as Whole Foods, Publix and...

Pressure situation! Hain Celestial faces $5m+ juice court claim on HPP

NOVEL US CLASS ACTION TARGETS HIGH PRESSURE PROCESSING

Pressure situation! Hain Celestial faces $5m+ juice court claim over HPP

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Hain Celestial Group is facing a US lawsuit seeking millions in damages for alleged false claims its BluePrint fruit and vegetable juices are ‘unpasteurized’ and ‘100% raw’, due to use of high pressure processing (HPP).

Big Interview: Todd Beckman, cofounder and COO of GoodBelly

Consumer education on probiotics critical: GoodBelly founder

By Maggie Hennessy

In a country like the US where 60 to 70 million people have digestive issues, and roughly 20% of the population suffers from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (though only a third seek medical attention, according to the National Institutes of Health), the founders...

ProYo high-protein frozen yogurt set for US-wide roll out

ProYo high-protein frozen yogurt set for US-wide roll out

By Mark ASTLEY

High-protein frozen yogurt ProYo looks set to be rolled out across the US next year, following an “overwhelmingly positive response from the media and brokers” in the six months since its West Coast launch.

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